In part one of this treatise, Bacquoy-Guédon (fl. 1780) presents, a short history of dance as well as arguments in favor of dancing. The focus of this section is devoted to performance of contredanses and minuets. Part two contains eight-bar triple-meter airs for minuets and eight-bar duple-meter airs for contredanses, all composed for a single treble instrument. Additional music is included for a variant of the contredanse called the contredanse allemande (in triple-meter); a marche, and two rigaudons. The treatise concludes with a diagram of figures and music for the minuet.
Amsterdam, Et se trouve à Paris, chez Valade [1785?]